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How to Make Dairy/Casein-Free, Soy-Free and Corn-Free Butter

How to make dairy-free, Soy-free, corn-free, vegan butter

A couple weeks ago I struck gold when I found a recipe for homemade vegan butter on veganbaking.net.  The recipe’s creator, Mattie, is brilliance personified.  So brilliant in fact, I think he deserves a Nobel prize (make that a moobel prize).  In typical fashion, I had my unsuspecting taste testers try the butter (without telling […]

The Possible Role of Dairy in Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes (and some Dairy-Free Roasted Butternut Squash Soup)

dairy-free butternut squash, coconut oil, agave nectar, butternut squash

I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of the year.  The crisp, cool air just begs for a mug of warm soup or hot apple cider to accompany the beauty of the surrounding fall foliage. Well, in theory anyway.  My leaves are still green here in the desert southwest! You can find my recipe for […]

Heidi’s Favorite Trail Mix

Trail Mix

I’ve never been a huge fan of trail mixes, especially those of the store-bought variety because there’s usually too many things going on in them that don’t appeal to my taste buds. Nor do I care for protein bars.  I know a lot of folks like them (my boys love LÄRABARS) and they are very […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 5 (and Some Gluten Free Pita Bread…and a Gyro)

GF Pita Bread5

Monday: Labor Day BBQ Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi and Green Goddess Green Bean and Tomato Salad (recipe to come) Wednesday: Crockpot Smothered Round Steak my mom made this recipe often while I was growing up and it’s delicious!  I’ve obviously had to make a few tweaks since then but it still tastes exactly as I remember:  […]

Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

Dairy Free Green Goddess Dressing2

Do you remember Green Goddess Salad Dressing?  I sure do, I used to love that bottled green stuff from Seven Seas when I was a kid.  My mom used to make a delicious taco salad with it and I even used it to top my baked potato in lieu of sour cream.  And it’s a […]

Ranch Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

Ranch-Dressing-Dairy-Free-Egg-Free-Corn-Free-Nut-Free-and-Soy-Free

Ranch Dressing Take 2. Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe. 1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies. 2). It’s entirely too involved of […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

Dairy Free Thousand Island Dressing2

Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]

Egg-Free Substitutions for King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix

Egg-Free King Arthur GF Bread1

Of all the many successful ingredient tweaks I’ve made over the years, this is one I am especially proud of, an egg-free version of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix. While I no longer buy very many gluten-free prepackaged products, this bread mix is one occasional exception I will make for my kiddos (even […]

Knee Slappin’ Good Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins*

I have never had a better blueberry muffin in my life.  Not with dairy, not with eggs and certainly not with gluten. Now, the fact that I was on the modified elimination diet when I made them may have had a teeny tiny influence on my lust for these beauties, but I really don’t think […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad (corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

I’ve been thinking a lot about my 96 year old grandma lately.  She and I have always been really close but sadly, we live over 1,000 miles apart and I haven’t been able to see her in nearly 3 years.  I’ve always been compared to my grandma, mostly by our similarly strong personalities but the […]